Making a Perfect Donut

Making a Perfect Donut (2017-2018)

I made a plan to combine the American donut and the Okinawa's donut for making a perfect, holeless donut. But it was very hard.

This is story about a donut.

But it is not just a story about a donut.

It is story about politics, About a history about a belief and a love.

But of course it's about the donuts.

完璧なドーナツをつくる (2017-2018)

アメリカのドーナツと沖縄のドーナツを合体させて 完璧なドーナツを作る、というプランを立てた。しかしそれはとてつもなく大変なことだった。

 

これはドーナツの話だ。

だけどこれはドーナツの話じゃない。

政治の話だ。

歴史の話だ。

信念の話だ。

愛の話だ。

でもやっばりドーナツの話だ。

A video work made in Okinawa, which suffered extensive devastation in World War II. Even to this day, U.S. military forces are stationed in Okinawa, where their continued building of military base facilities has become a critical social issue. Making a Perfect Donut documents a project that asks the question, “If one was to combine an American donut with its hole in the center, and a round shaped Okinawan donut; wouldn’t that be a perfect, holeless donut regardless of which side of the military fence it is seen?”

 

The video consists of two parts. The first part of the video entails asking the above question to people who are affected by the military base in different ways, and who have complex emotions towards the base. The people who were asked include: the leader of an organization that opposes the construction of new military bases, the director of a private anti-war museum, a mixed-race comedian whose father is a U.S. soldier, and the owner of a company that does construction work for new military bases. The second part entails negotiating with the U.S. military managing staff, and actually creating a perfect donut across the fence. 

沖縄で制作された、米軍基地をめぐる映像作品。「穴の空いたアメリカのドーナツと、丸い沖縄のドーナツを、米軍基地のフェンス越しに合体させたら、穴のない完璧なドーナツができるのではないか?」という問いから始まるプロジェクトの記録映像。

 二部構成になっており、「アメリカのドーナツと沖縄のドーナツを合わせることで、穴のない完璧なドーナツができあがるとおもうか?」という問いを、米軍基地新設に反対する組織のリーダー、私設反戦資料館の館長、米兵を父親に持つミックスのコメディアン、米軍基地の建設を請け負う会社の社長など、複雑な思いを抱える多種多様な人たちに問いかける第一部。そして実際に米軍幹部と交渉し、基地のフェンス越しに米兵と沖縄の人が完璧なドーナツを作りあうことを試みる第二部から構成される。